Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? - Chapter 6, Painkillers 1922-1923 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6, Painkillers 1922-1923 Summary and Analysis

Dorothy never could recall exactly when it was that she discovered that alcohol made her feel better, but at some point during this era, she finds that little sips of scotch throughout the day work well as a tranquilizer. Robert Benchley is an avid non-drinker but be began to partake during this era, experimenting with different liquors until he discovered that rye whiskey was his preference. Dorothy and Benchley become fixtures at Tony Soma's speakeasy, and a bevy of hilarious antics ensued. The two of them become quite rambunctious when they drink together, and are perfectly in sync. Onlookers recall an episode where a fellow customer is boasting about his indestructible watch. Benchley and Dorothy offer to test if for him, proceeding to slam it in the floor and stomp on it. When it's owner is able...

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